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Global Europe 22-06-2021

EU slaps fresh sanctions on Myanmar junta

The European Union on Monday (21 June) imposed a third round of sanctions on Myanmar officials and state companies over the military coup on Feb. 1 that overthrew elected leader Aung Suu Kyi and sent the country tumbling into chaos.
Global Europe 12-04-2021

Russia and China thwarting international response to Myanmar crisis, EU says

Russia and China are frustrating the international response to the Myanmar crisis, a top European Union diplomat said Sunday (11 April), as the death toll from a military crackdown climbed past 700.
Global Europe 07-04-2021

Bloodshed in Myanmar as troops open fire on protesters

Myanmar troops stormed an anti-coup protest camp on Wednesday (7 April), in a pre-dawn operation that local media said killed and wounded several demonstrators, as activists defied a bloody crackdown and internet blockade by the ruling junta.
Global Europe 29-03-2021

EU, US condemn ‘unacceptable’ military violence in Myanmar

US President Joe Biden has led global condemnation of an "absolutely outrageous" crackdown by Myanmar's junta that left more than 100 people – including several children – dead in the bloodiest day since the coup two months ago.
Global Europe 22-03-2021

EU sanctions Myanmar junta chief over coup

The EU sanctioned Myanmar's top junta chief and 10 other officials on Monday (22 March), after demonstrators took to the streets for fresh anti-coup protests against the military.
Global Europe 05-03-2021

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown

Myanmar's junta lost a tug of war over leadership of its UN mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilians protesting against last month's coup.
Global Europe 01-03-2021

Eight killed in Myanmar crackdown’s bloodiest day

Myanmar security forces opened fire on protestors Sunday (28 February), killing at least eight in the bloodiest action so far to smother opposition to the military coup four weeks ago.
Global Europe 25-02-2021

EU, US concerned over Malaysia’s deportation of Myanmar nationals

The European Union on Thursday (25 February) joined the United States in expressing concern over Malaysia's mass deportation this week of Myanmar nationals after a military coup in defiance of a court order halting the plan.
Global Europe 23-02-2021

EU, US step up pressure on Myanmar junta as protests go on

The European Union warned it is considering sanctions on Myanmar while the United States penalised two more generals for links to the military coup.
Global Europe 16-02-2021

As the US sanctions Myanmar’s military leaders, the EU needs to step up its response

European leaders were quick to condemn the coup in Myanmar. Now the EU needs to follow up with concrete actions, writes Paul Donowitz.
Global Europe 11-02-2021

Myanmar faces European push at UN to condemn coup

The United Nations' top human rights body is to consider a resolution on Friday (12 February) drafted by Britain and the European Union that would condemn Myanmar's military coup and demand urgent access for monitors.
Global Europe 10-02-2021

Myanmar military tightens grip as anti-coup protests enter fifth day

Myanmar's military tightened its post-coup grip on power, stepping up a campaign of intimidation against the ousted civilian leadership while pushing harsher tactics as a fifth consecutive day of nationwide demonstrations began on Wednesday (10 February).
Global Europe 04-02-2021

UN chief vows to rally global pressure to make sure Myanmar coup fails

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged on Wednesday (3 February) to mobilize enough international pressure on Myanmar’s military “to make sure that this coup fails” as the UN Security Council tries to negotiate a statement on the crisis. The Myanmar...
Global Europe 01-02-2021

Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.
Global Europe 23-10-2020

$597 million raised for Rohingya refugees at aid conference

International donors on Thursday (22 October) stumped up an additional $597 million in humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees languishing in camps in Bangladesh after they fled ethnic violence in Myanmar.
An EU-funded voting application in Myanmar has come under heavy criticism for inciting "racial and religious vilification" in the country by profiling candidates' ethnicity and beliefs, using derogatory terminology to designate those of Rohingya descent.
Digital & Media 14-10-2020

EU slammed for funding ‘discriminatory’ Myanmar voting application

An EU-funded voting application in Myanmar has come under heavy criticism for inciting "racial and religious vilification" in the country by profiling candidates' ethnicity and beliefs, using derogatory terminology to designate those of Rohingya descent.
Global Europe 05-12-2018

Commission to determine EU tariffs on Myanmar, Cambodia rice

EU countries failed on Tuesday (4 December)  to determine whether to impose tariffs on rice coming from Cambodia and Myanmar from the start of next year to curb a surge in imports, leaving the European Commission to take the final decision.
Agrifood 20-11-2018

Commission: Only ‘economic considerations’ could lead to tariffs on rice imports

An alliance of EU rice producers has called for restoring tariffs on rice imports from Myanmar and Cambodia, in part due to human rights concerns, but Commission sources clarified that the EU executive's ongoing safeguard investigation is linked to purely economic considerations.
Central Asia 19-10-2018

EU spearheads multilateralism at ASEM summit

European leaders sought to build support from Asia on Thursday (18 October) in defence of free trade and the fight against climate change, to counter the growing protectionism of President Donald Trump's America.
Global Europe 17-10-2018

Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar's military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, the United States and six other members requested the meeting, diplomats said on Tuesday (16 October).
Development Policy 04-10-2018

EU considers trade sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

The European Union is considering trade sanctions on Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis, potentially stripping the country of tariff-free access to the world’s largest trading bloc, three EU officials said.
Global Europe 03-09-2018

EU demands freedom for two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

The European Union called today (3 September) for the immediate and unconditional release of two Reuters journalists handed jail sentences in Myanmar for their reporting of the Rohingya crisis.
Global Europe 14-02-2018

EU lawmakers visit Bangladesh camps, call for more efforts to help Rohingyas

Members of the European Parliament have called for increased efforts in dealing with the Rohingya crisis, after learning about the appalling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh. EURACTIV's partner efe-epa reports.
Freedom of thought 09-01-2018

EU raises concerns with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi over detention of reporters

The European Union's envoy to Myanmar has raised concerns about the arrest of two Reuters journalists in a letter to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, describing the situation as "serious intimidation" and calling for their immediate release.